I had some cans of pumpkin (I keep them on hand because – well – it is that time of year friends!) and I decided to try out a quick pumpkin bread recipe. I love to have various breads made up in the kitchen so that we can use them for quick snacks, in lunches, or as a side to breakfast. I also love baking with the kiddos – we just get in there and make a huge mess but it is something we can do together – a focused activity with a pretty positive (most times) outcome.
So this week, Jackson and I scoured pinterest for a bread we could make without butter (I was out!) We stumbled across this recipe and it didn’t disappoint. Since I was out of butter, I had to make the crunchy topping with coconut oil which turned out pretty good actually.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 heaping cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
And for the topping:
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (not packed)
- 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon flour
Here’s what you do:
- Preheat the oven to 350 and grease your bread loaf pan.
- Now start with the bread. In a large bowl mix all of your dry ingredients together (not including stuff for topping!).
- In a medium, separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
- Pour into prepared bread pan and smooth it out with a spoon.
- Now to make the topping: mix all the topping ingredients together in a small bowl and stir until everything is well combined.
- Sprinkle the it over the the top. Then I added just a bit more white sugar on top – sprinkled over for an extra crunch and I’m glad I did because it really added to the bread.
- Now cook for 40-50 minutes. I checked mine right at 40 and it was definitely done. You don’t want to overcook this thing because the moist cake like texture is what makes it so yummy.
Enjoy fall yall!